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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Dec 31, 2010 4:06am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: NYE show recs

I rarely listen to NYE shows. Don't have a particular reason.
Could anyone rec. a show, set, string of songs or song from a 12-31 ? Thanks.

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Poster: skuzzlebutt Date: Dec 31, 2010 8:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: NYE show recs

Although I find most of the Dead's many NYE shows to be unremarkable, I have always liked 12/31/72. 12/31/76 is also pretty good.

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Poster: Purple Gel Date: Dec 31, 2010 11:32am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: NYE show recs

I can't believe no-one mentioned 12/31/81. One of the best Shakedown's kicks off set 2 followed by great versions of Cold Rain, Big Boss Man and Roses. Set 3 features an awesome Playin>Terrapin>Playin sandwich with a fantastic Space>Other One>NFA>GDTRFB>Dew. To top it all off we got a 4th set Dark Star>Bertha>Good Love. All in all a stellar show!

The whole show is great. I would particularly recommend listening to the whole of the 3rd set jam after Aiko, PITB through Dew! Set 4 is great too. Some very sweet stuff.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd81-12-31.sbd.bertha-ashley.12784.sbeok.shnf

This post was modified by Purple Gel on 2010-12-31 19:32:45

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Dec 31, 2010 11:27am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: NYE show recs

Jinx!

Your description is better, though.

:-)

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Dec 31, 2010 11:28am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: NYE show recs

I have listened to that CR&S, PG. Hell of a wedding present.
Do you know when that evening they tied the knot?

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Poster: Purple Gel Date: Dec 31, 2010 11:30am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: NYE show recs

I believe it was between the 2nd set and the New Year countdown.

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Dec 31, 2010 11:33am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: NYE show recs

It would have to be before New Year's to work for tax reasons, I guess ...

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Dec 31, 2010 11:46am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: NYE show recs

I wonder how many attorney's had to be involved, following of course, upon that sentiment AR.;-)

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Dec 31, 2010 12:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: NYE show recs

Given how the divorce, estate planning, etc was worked out later, it's entirely possible they forgot to ask an attorney. I think it was a Buddhist ceremony. Which would make sense, since neither one of them was Buddhist.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Dec 31, 2010 12:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: NYE show recs

Well played AR. I needed a belly laugh too.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Dec 31, 2010 4:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: NYE show recs

Oh, that's really funny !!

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Dec 31, 2010 11:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: NYE show recs

On the CRS: I think there was a wild storm that night, and they ended up closing the bridges. I'd like to think it was prompted by that and not the impending tying of the knot!

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Dec 31, 2010 4:18pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: NYE show recs

Really ... if there is one song that is *not* romantic, it's Cold Rain and Snow. Geez.

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Poster: high flow Date: Dec 31, 2010 11:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: NYE show recs

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1981-12-31.sbd.fix.walker-scottor.miller.96107.flac24

PG - This version includes the Joan Baez set. Not sure anybody cares, but there it is.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Dec 31, 2010 4:18pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: NYE show recs

I care, thanks.

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Poster: high flow Date: Dec 31, 2010 7:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: NYE show recs

Yeah, I listened to the entire set earlier today. New to me and very worthwhile.

Peace in 2011.

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jan 1, 2011 8:51am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: NYE show recs

Would be interested to hear your reaction to Joan with the Dead, if you ended up listening to that, Ringo!

Happy New Year :-)

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Jan 2, 2011 5:18pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: NYE show recs

Well, to be honest it didn't do much for me. I only listened to a couple of songs. I do love Joan, but I guess she didn't really synch with the Dead that way. It seems like she should, but I guess she didn't.

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jan 2, 2011 5:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: NYE show recs

Yes, I agree. Sets 3 and 4 are great, IMO -- PG gave the run-down of the highlights, which sort of blast out one after another in that post-midnight section -- but I don't think they include Joan, except for the Baby Blue.

What strikes me as interesting about the Joan parts is that it shows how distinctive and really overpowering the Dead's musical personality was. It's not enough to be a good singer; you have to mesh in some other way that's hard to define.

Because she doesn't blend personality-wise or flavor-wise or mood-ring-wise or however you'd put it, it's almost as if the Powers That Be do this weird perverse trick and make her sound almost screechy, when in fact the opposite should be true -- she's got such a sweet, beautiful, tuneful voice. But the twain just don't meet.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jan 2, 2011 6:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: NYE show recs

From DB9 Mike Dolgushkin and Mary Eisenhart both commented on the tensions b/t JB and GD(well, not with MH).
On 12/12/81 they played together for the Dance for Disarmament Benefit. It was an unhappy gig. Garcia appeared frustrated by JB's constraints. He didn't come out for the encore. Later evidently, the CR&S during the GD set was "RIPPIN" (M.D.).
On NYE JB defers to the "Maestro" during her set. But something happens. From M.E.,
"It ends with Baby Blue and the culmination of what was known as the Joan Baez Scare, with Baez taking it upon herself to take the stage, walk over Jerry's vocals and perform some bizarre dance on stage."

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jan 2, 2011 6:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: NYE show recs

Interesting. I sort of felt he was dealing with her by falling back in his vocals and letting her dominate. Maybe it wasn't intentional, though. Lots of oil-and-water stuff going on there, I guess.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jan 2, 2011 6:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: NYE show recs

Micky stuck in the middle again.
At least it was a girlfriend , not his Dad.

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Poster: LazyLight Date: Dec 31, 2010 1:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: NYE show recs

What? No love for 77? The first set is hot!

http://www.archive.org/details/gd77-12-31.sbd.purvis.286.sbeok.shnf

Grateful Dead
12-31-77
Winterland Arena - San Fransisco, CA

Set 1:
music never stopped
tennessee jed
funiculi funicula
me and my uncle
loser
jack straw
friend of the devil
lazy lightning ->
supplication

Set 2:
sugar magnolia ->
scarlet ->
fire
truckin ->
wharf rat ->
drumz ->
NFA ->
around and around
E:
one more saturday night ->
casey jones

I'll also give a nod to Garcia Band 12-31-75 and Allman Bothers 12-31-73 (w/Jerry, Billy K., and Boz Skaggs)

Happy New Year

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Dec 31, 2010 11:48am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: NYE show recs

They're were more fun to go to then to listen to.

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Dec 31, 2010 10:55am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: NYE show recs

Check out 12/31/81. A fine '81 party of a show, and that's also the one where Jerry married MG during a set break. Even if it was partly for tax reasons, still, isn't that sweet?

And speaking of sweeties, Joan Baez (Mickey's flame at the time) joins the boys onstage for parts of the show. (Check out the end of Roses, where Joan just gets a-wailing in a nice Joan-ish way that doesn't quite mesh; I love Joan Baez, but it kinda makes you realize how hard it must have been for Donna, if even Joan had a hard time fitting in vocally with these guys!)




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Poster: ringolevio Date: Dec 31, 2010 4:16pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: NYE show recs

>Joan Baez (Mickey's flame at the time)

I never heard that - interesting.

>I love Joan Baez, but it kinda makes you realize how hard it must have been for Donna, if even Joan had a hard time fitting in vocally with these guys!)

Also interesting. (I also love Joan.)

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Poster: user unknown Date: Dec 31, 2010 12:21pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: NYE show recs

Why don't you go out on a limb and try...

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1991-12-31.sennME80.wklitz.94248.flac16

nothing spectacular in the setlist, but Jerry wasn't sounding too bad and Bobby seemed to be "on" that night

although the '82 show w/Etta is SO much better

Damn I hate this "last post first" thing that's going on here


This post was modified by user unknown on 2010-12-31 20:21:11

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Poster: clementinescaboose Date: Dec 31, 2010 11:30am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: NYE show recs

12/31/72 is very strong, but my hands down favorite will always be the year before...12/31/71 is a great and unique show. just look at the set list!

http://www.archive.org/details/gd71-12-31.fm.lanum.135.sbeok.shn

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Poster: cousinkix1953 Date: Dec 31, 2010 8:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: NYE show recs

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffJeff Kaplan Date: Jan 1, 2011 5:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: NYE show recs

typo in the original url. "f" was missing at the end. it's here:
http://www.archive.org/details/gd71-12-31.fm.lanum.135.sbeok.shnf



This post was modified by Jeff Kaplan on 2011-01-02 01:02:42

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Poster: Finster Baby Date: Dec 31, 2010 5:44am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: NYE show recs

12-31-76

12-31-78

12-31-82

12-31-85

All of these are ones that I listen to fairly regularly.
'76 is a good (under the radar IMO)show.
'78 is well documented as the last show at Winterland. I know some folks are only "so-so" with this show, but I have always enjoyed it. One of my first boots way back when, so that may be influencing my opinion.
'82 is not especially noteworthy until Etta joins them for the encores. That part of the show is alot of fun and is a must hear (at least once) IMO.
'85 Nothing special, just a show that I happen to enjoy.

Happy New Year Micah!!

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Poster: Styrofoam Cueball Date: Dec 31, 2010 10:38pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: NYE show recs

Love the 78 'Closing Of Winterland' show, and I'm playing it right now. That would be my recommendation.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Dec 31, 2010 6:20am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: NYE show recs

Thanks and bounce it back to ya FB

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Poster: deadhead53 Date: Dec 31, 2010 6:26am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: NYE show recs

I have always enjoyed 12/31/71 and 12/31/72, no particular reason! I also enjoy many of Government Mule New Year's shows, don't know if your into the mule but they always do some great stuff new years. Have a great New Year's micah!

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Poster: BVD Date: Dec 31, 2010 11:50pm
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Boston Tea Party...12/31/69. This is the ONE!!

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Poster: Reade Date: Dec 31, 2010 8:32am
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I can only second the other two recommendations for 12/31/72. The Truckin' jam is an hour plus of some of the most astonishing GD music ever made.

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Poster: fireeagle Date: Dec 31, 2010 6:20am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: NYE show recs

http://www.archive.org/details/gd72-12-31.prefm.vernon.20559.sbeok.shnf

go straight to truckin>too>d>db>too>dew segue, 70 min of pure bliss

happy new year to all

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Poster: Jack o' Roses Date: Dec 31, 2010 4:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: NYE show recs; "it's "Rasputin, Rastputin, himself..."

...Kesey, 12.31.85

12-31-72 Announcement after TN Jed, "The Grateful Dead are still having an equipment problem, we might as well tell you some of things that have been going on here this evening here. Bill Graham apparently has contacted somebody that has perfected the um.. motion picture hologram, you know the holograms that um they are shot with a laser beam and they exist 3 dimensionally in space, you can walk around in back of them. Well Bill Graham has recreated some of the uh heavies of history uh and has them moving in 3 dimensional images out on the floor. There is King Arthur. King Arthur has long golden hair and a crown you can recognize him by the sword uhm King Arthur is wearing a raincoat which he is opening now and he's uh naked underneath and is exposing himself to the uh stage. Looks like well we'll tell you some more things.. David Crosby has been seen back stage and will be playing with the Grateful Dead... It is rumored that his father Bing is here and he may come out and and do a father and son duet..."

Can't you just see the Crosbys, Dave & Bing, jammin' with the boys doing Casey Jones>White Christmas>Motherless Children>Darkstar...

This post was modified by Jack o' Roses on 2011-01-01 00:12:06

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Jan 1, 2011 5:34pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: NYE show recs; 'it's 'Rasputin, Rastputin, himself...'

Actually that wouldn't have been out of the question. After all, Bing sang 'Little Drummer Boy' with David Bowie on one of his Xmas specials. Now that was a merry psychedelic moment in tv history.

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Poster: DeadRed1971 Date: Jan 1, 2011 5:55pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: NYE show recs; 'it's 'Rasputin, Rastputin, himself...'

Here's a great parody of it:

http://www.bobrivers.com/#v8775c6